Rounding up some links for your weekend to keep you up with what's new in the NASCAR world. Enjoy, and feel free to hold court in the comments below.
• NASCAR vs. the NFL begins in earnest this weekend. Uh-oh. (Aside: this gives me a chance to link back to the very first article I wrote for this site, comparing NASCAR drivers to their NFL counterparts. See how far off I was ... or wasn't.) [The Daly Planet]
• Here's a pretty oversimplified look at Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the NASCAR media, but since it praises Junior and busts on the media, it'll make some folks happy. [Bleacher Report]
• Goodyear is running special "Support Our Troops" tires this weekend, though you'll have to be a quick reader to see them while they're moving. [Goodyear]
• Clint Bowyer might be headed to Michael Waltrip Racing after all. [NASCAR.com]